General considerations later caused the sirdar to allow exemption by payment of (Badalia) 20 before ballot.
Only the sirdar knew—and gave Fenton leave of absence for a few days.
The sirdar, by whose side General Hunter rode, headed the procession, followed by his staff.
Would the sirdar mind giving me a few details about the fighting on the 17th?
The sirdar wheeled his brigades to the left, into their original position, and marched them straightway towards Omdurman.
It was the 1897 campaign which put all these places into the sirdar's hands.
A sirdar bearer (personal attendant, or Indian valet) took charge of my two boxes which contained my wearing apparel.
The sirdar had but to ask, to receive all the material and men he wished for.
From these not an ounce of food was issued without the sirdar's direct sanction.
On my way in I met the sirdar, out, as usual, on an inspecting tour.